I had replied to the wrong person, but here was my response to you:
Funny you should ask. When I was deciding on a career, I chose Geology because the hysteria then was global cooling, and because of it we were going into another ice age. There have been so many cycles of warming and cooling that they are too numerous to count. The lowly man was not able to even slow down one of them.
I chose my career after reading a “Times” article on the “disaster” of building a nuclear reactor near a fault zone in California.
First year in school I learned that EVERYWHERE in California is near a fault zone.
Still love my job. 17 years into it I ended up working with an old-timer. Going through and organizing his stuff to get his business back up and going, I came across an old report of his.
Cross-sections of the faults near that reactor - the work done before the place was built, in order to take them into account for the design!
Fifteen years later I visited him often as he was in hospice, waiting to die. I told him about the job I was working on - they were taking down an old dam, but needed more detail on the geology.
“Hell - I did the work there before they put the dam in!” He then proceeded to tell me (from his bed where he would pass a few weeks later) all about the geology of the area.
By the way - in his last days he would wake up briefly and mumble things. He said there were wonderful rock outcrops in Heaven. And beer! At the time I thought he was just delirious. However, the more I have learned and thought about it, I actually believe that he is correct.